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  FOX News    Greta Van Susteren    News/Business.  (2013) An  
   interview with Rush Limbaugh. (CC)  

    August 4, 2013
    6:00 - 7:01pm PDT  

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with us. let not your heart be troubled. here's a a man's whose policies have done great damage to this country, have done great damage to the american culture, to the american psyche. washington doesn't want to find the waste and fraud. 1/6 of the economy is gone. government just took it. i don't think that the rest of the world is enommored of obama. if you read the foreign press, you get the truth. i love radio. radio is the single greatest opportunity i have to be who i am. >> rush limbaugh oont road and
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you hear rush say things he's never said before but first in our one-on-one interview rush limbaugh tells what is he thinks of president obama's phony scandal campaign. >> let me ask you, talking about the scandals. president obama says the scandals are phony. why do you think he says they are phony, because he believes it, or is there a strategy? >> no, there's a strategy. i've been troubled by something with the obama, you know, i playfully call it the regime, because i know it irritates them, and it is. it's like a regime, and i've been troubled, i've been amazed. here is a man whose policies have done great damage to this country. policies have done great damage to the economy, have done great damage to the american culture, to the american psyche. i mean, there is a malaise. there's a -- there's a sense of hopelessness and depression out there, and it's his policies that have done this, and what
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has always amazed me is how he's not attached to any of it. he has an agenda. he's been implementing it, but the -- what i call the low information voters who voted for him and other democrats do not associate obama's policies and agenda with the condition of the country, the economy or whatever. that's always befuddled me. i've never, never known a president to be immune from economic circumstances at an election as he was in 2012. it all became clear to me. there was a "new york times" story, i think one of their blog posts on the web back in february, and it basically said, the poll data of what i said to you. most people disapprove of the obama agenda. they don't like the direction the country is going. they like him, and they think he's great for the country. and i said how can that be? intellectually, how can a majority of people, and you know they oppose obama care by 55%,
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60% in a number of polls. they are worried about jobs. how in the world can they like him, re-elect him and yet disapprove of everything he's doing? and i came up -- well, i call it the limbaugh they'rem, and you hear other people talking about it in a sense that he's a bystander president or he's outside washington. the way he does this, he never appears to be governing. that's why he's constantly campaigning. why is there a campaign going on for obama care? it's already the law of the land. why haddy is out there campaigning for stuff that's already law, that's already going to happen? my theory is that obama has positioned himself as an outsider, not attached to anything that's happening. what he has made happen, he positions himself as opposed to it and against it and fighting for everybody else to overcome what he has done. and that's one of the reasons
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why the constant campaign, so he doesn't appear to be governing, so he doesn't appear to be part of washington. he appears to have this mysterious powerful bunch of forces that are opposing him and stopping him from creating jobs and stopping him from giving people proper health care and stopping people's home values going up and he's out there and constantly campaigning and never seen to be governing. so all of these scandals, he calls them -- they are not distractions. they are real, but he likes them because they detract from the absolute reality of what has happened to this country as a result of his policies. now, let's take a look at selling obama care, because i mentioned that a moment ago. why in the world are you on a campaign to sell obama care? i mean, it's the law. yeah, you've got an effort by the republicans, two or three of them to de-fund it, but why the campaign? very simple. you go back to 2010.
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20 mid-terms, the republicans, tea party created, cleaned the democrats' clocks. if you go back and look at the 2010 mid-terms, that was one of the biggest shellackings the democrats had in a long time. the republicans took back the house of representatives and the democrats lost nationwide over 600 seats and it was because of obama care and the rising debt and the fact that nobody was opposing it and nobody is stopping it. the tea party gets created. these people show up. now what obama and the democrats really want what, they are is rate issing about now is winning the house in 2014. if they get that, hold the senate, there's no such thing as a lame duck second term. don't even need a congress. all they are is going to be a rubber stamp. whatever obama wants to do the past two years, just signs it and does it and the congress rubber stamps it and we've got it going. he can't be stopped. that's why they want it but they remember 2010 so he's out there trying to change public opinion on health care so that it
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doesn't replicate in 2014 what happened in 2010 at the mid-terms. he cannot afford for a bunch of tea party people, bunch of anti-obama voters showing up in 2014 and voting against him and holding the house for the republicans and maybe winning the senate. that's one reason he's campaigning. the second reason is to continue this notion that he's not washington, that he's outside fighting against these powerful forces doing everything he can to stand up for the american people. it's the most amazing thing i've ever seen. i've never seen a president get away with four and a half years of not being seen as responsible for anything he's done when everything that's happened is because of him. he can't be stopped. the republicans don't have any power. all they can do maybe, if they get the cajones is stop things, but they can't make anything happen. the republicans are totally powerless in terms of legislation in washington. they have the house, but nothing
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in the senate. they can't stop him anywhere. so -- yet he's out acting like he's got to overcome all of this opposition and all of these mean people that want to prevent the american people from realizing their dreams, these das starredstarred starredly republicans. the phony scandals, another vehicle to continue the same operandi and to call the republicans extremist bigots, homophones, the war on women and all that stuff. >> a lot of people are unhappy about the phony scandals because a lot of people hate the irs. in early may he says it's a serious problem and now it's phony and just a campaign tactic, is that what you're saying? >> he's got a slavish media. he can say whatever he wants, and he's not going to be called on it by the media. he can do pretty much whatever he wants. i should have added in my previous answer to your question
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that he couldn't get away with any of this without a slavish media. i mean, the media doesn't question him. and is in fact on board with his agenda and trying to help him advance it. i've gotten to the point where what he says is irrelevant, so he's out there -- i can give you quotes of what he said in 2002, 2005, twfn about health care, give you quotes about what he said about global warming and all these things that they are irrelevant. what you have to do is watch what he does. he's always going to tell you he's not doing what he's doing. he's always going to position himself as having nothing to do with what's happening. he's always going to position himself as it's the republicans. they are constantly complaining, whining. i fixed the irs. i fired whoever did this. it's reprehensible. all he's got to do is talk about how reprehensible it is, media reports obama thinks irs scandal is horrible and that's it. the thing that you have to know
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is, and everybody says i wonder if there's a smoking gun memo. there doesn't need to be one. he hires people. puts them in their places. he knows what they are going to do. they are all miniature obamas. there won't be a smoking gun. there doesn't have to be a memo. he doesn't have to give people who work for him instructions or a manual on how to screw the republicans or stop conservatives. that's what they want to do themselves. plus, they want to make him happy. so i think it's incredible what's happening. i think it's out of the world incredible that we have somebody whose policies have led to the malaise and destruction of the company and the hijacking of the health care industry and he's not held accountable for it. i think it's been out there and it's plain to see. republican party want a new base. they just -- the republican leadership isn't conservative. they are not particularly crazy about conservatives. i mean, i -- i'm fairly
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prominent conservative. i get more grief than the taliban gets. i get more grief than al qaeda gets and all conservatives do. because we do constitute a threat to the way washington views the country, and i don't think it's so much conservative versus liberal although it is, but it's washington versus the rest of the country is what's really transpiring now and washington has a mindset and a desire for the country that doesn't dovetail with the majority of the american people. >> so what is the future of the republican party based on what you say? >> i really don't know. i -- because politics is too unpredictable. there is -- anything, that we're not even conceiving as possible, a scandal or some such thing that could happen which could cause people to start voting against democrats in droves
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regardless what the republicans do. so it's -- it's dangerous to start predicting the demise of political parties and so forth, and i'm not doing that. i'm just sharing with you the sense i get as a conservative, 25 years of doing this, on this show and watching it all, and so much of it on the surface that it intellectually make sense. these republicans are not stupid. they have to know that agreeing with the democrats on issue after issue after issue is going to equal democrat victory after victory after victory. >> who do you admire in republican politics and why? >> i admire any who enough and brave enough to speak about what they truly believe. ted cruz is one. sarah palin is another. any of them who are fearless and have the courage of their convictions and have no
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compunction about saying it. they are not embarrassing themselves. they are not insecure. they firmly believe what has to be done and are willing to stand behind it. those are the people i admire. >> what are the chances those people will get a nomination in the republican party, probably not big? >> i don't -- why would that be the case? >> because they are outside the mainstream of republican politics as you outlined it. >> well, i don't think a mainstream republican politics can't be beat. i mean, there's a battle for the party going on, and, sure, it's -- it would be a tough battle, but there's no other option. you don't want to go third party. that just -- that just ensures the democrats are a majority party forever. you don't want to do that so you have to do what you can to work within the republican party to take it over. i think the right conservative candidate -- reagan did it, and i know a lot -- could you stop
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talking about reagan, but reagan, there's only one of him, but reagan is a real life example of what can be done and what happens when a prominent conservative triumphs. the country and the democrat party set out trying to revise history about him and destroy his reputation and imam and so forth. it's a never-ending battle. a lot of people are probably saying why? why are republicans and conservatives so for lack of a better word disliked in the real battle, folks, that i think is going on is on the one hand the country is founded with liberty and freedom, and the government as a servant versus another view which says that the government is all powerful and everything, and it's the people who are servants. that's what the battle is right now. >> in the arena of ideas, what would you do to solve a problem
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like detroit or even something bigger like the credible growing class of poor people? >> well, what you want to do first. >> either. >> detroit, take a look at what happened there. why did it go wrong? there are some observe things. the city has been run by democrats unchecked since -- i think the last republican mayor was 1957, okay? you've had -- that town has been a petrie dish of everything the democrat party stands for, everything the democrat party loves. massive unions, massive pensions, pay people pensions and health care long after they have stopped working. the map doesn't add up. you have massive welfare states where citizens are given things left and right in order to buy their votes. you have no opposition
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whatsoever. and then in the case of detroit, you throw race into the mix, and you bring on mayor coleman young who causes riots in 1967 in detroit and mayor young caused a white flight to suburbia, and detroit is left with nothing by liberal democrats running it. it is what it is, and you -- any place in this country that has similar circumstances, the same fate is going to happen to them. now, what was the other thing, poverty? >> lbj said the war on poverty, we're going to have legislation to try to eradicate -- poverty is growing. it's not getting better. there are a lot of people suffer. >> yeah, imagine that, and it's been the number one issue of the democrat party out of their mouths for -- well, since 1964 when lbj first started to care about poverty, percentage-wise. under obama it's gotten worse.
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four out of five american families are experiencing poverty. 9 million jobs have been lost, pardon me, since obama took office. 9 million, they are just gone, because of his policies. well, the arena of ideas, this is where the republican party is not standing up. they are not pushing back. they are not articulating what is the opposite of this, and one of the things, i mean, you can point to successful people all over the country, no matter how successful, different levels of it. you point to them how they do it. how did they do it? well, there are recipes. they cared. they worked hard. they had ambition. they learned what they had to learn. some of them might have had connections here and there. nobody does everything by themselves, but you're certainly not going to eradicate poverty by creating dependency. santa claus is not a cure for poverty. it isn't going to happen. all it is is a way to buy votes. that's why the democrats want amnesty. >> you think president obama likes his job?
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>> i have no idea. i don't know him. i've never spoken to him. i don't know how to read those kind of tea leaves just watching him. all i can read is what other people have written about how he doesn't show up early or whatever. i've read people say that the job is beneath him. he really needs to be running the world, to be challenged, to be invigorated. the united states is chump change. he needs the united nations. he needs to be running the whole shebang. i don't know if it's true. i don't know whether he likes his job or not i think he does and is relishing the opportunity to put into play what leftists have only dreamed about in faculty lounges for 50 to 75 years. i think he's thrilled with the opportunity he has to transform america and move it away from this unjust, immoral way it was
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founded and make it fair for everybody, i mean, whatever he's trying to do. i do think he's probably obsessed and very absorbed with that. whether he likes getting up and going to work every day and dealing, i don't think he likes having opposition. i think it's beneath him. he doesn't want to negotiate with opponents. wipe them out. put it in the political sense, get rid of them. that's his modus operandi. i don't think he likes the process like dukakis did. straight ahead, rush limbaugh has much more to say. he insists washington doesn't want to find waste and fraud. what does he mean by that? you've not heard this, you will straight from rush. and find out the real reason why rush loves his job. our sit-down interview with rush limb baurg continues next. [ male announcer ] imagine this cute blob is metamucil.
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you have never heard this before. rush limbaugh telling us in the eyes of washington waste and fraud are no big deal. once again here's rush limbaugh. why is there no enthusiasm to go after waste and fraud? we did a story last night in which we're paying money to dead farm, and i don't care if you're a republican or a democrat. i cannot understand how that is not seized upon from a politician and run with it. i would think it would be popular. >> i would, too, but see the answer to that again is washington doesn't want to find the waste and fraud, not really. maybe a couple of isolated examples. some say here, look what i did, i'm shutting this down but they don't want to. they don't want to make the government smaller. i'll give you an example of the way this works i think, and i
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wish i'd have known this 25 years ago or 30. for all of our lives ever since the late '60s to early '70s we've been hearing we've got to stop our dependence on foreign oil, right? we've got to stop this. we've got to -- the global warming debate has been about it, but we've got to stop importing so much oil. every party. republicans, democrats. it's been a mantra. well, there's an oil boom going on in one of the dakotas, i always get confused which one. fracking. fracking has made this country entirely energy independent. if we would go get every oil reserve that we've got that we could get right now with fracking, we wouldn't need a barrel from the middle east. why aren't we doing it? why is obama not okaying the keystone pipeline? obama himself said we've got to rid ourselves of dependence on
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foreign oil. republicans have said it. why aren't we going and getting our own oil? why are there restrictions on getting our own oil on federal lands and efforts made on private lands, why? prince al walid the other day says you guys continue fracking in the united states, we in the middle east are going to have a big problem. they don't mean it when they say, it greta, so when they talk about ridding the country of waste and fraud, they say it. they think people want to hear it, but when it comes to doing it, it doesn't happen, does it? washington doesn't want to get smaller. washington doesn't want to take itself out of people's lives. washington does not want to reduce its power or its size. that simple. >> but waste, like paying dead people? i mean, how could -- i don't get how anyone could think paying dead people is a good idea? >> they don't think it's a good idea. they just don't think there's nothing wrong with it. it's no big deal. not talking about that much money.
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like the foreign aid budget. it's not that much money. greta, at the end of the day they don't think we have a debt crisis. i heard one of them say the other day, look, i've been hearing all my life how the national debt is going to destroy this country. i'm now 65 years old. the national debt hasn't destroyed this country. i forget who it was. national debt 17 trillion, up 6 trillion since obama. the backbone of this country is scared to death what's happening because they don't think their kids and grandkids will have any opportunity to acquire wealth. they don't think the education system is going to treat them properly. there isn't going to be a private sector economy big enough to grow enough to cut it up in enough ways that a lot of people acquire wealth and it is getting smaller. the government is snapping it up. that's what health care is all about. one-sixth of the economy is gone. government just took it. they don't know anything about health care. why did we have obama invest in
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health care? people say he's expert. because he cares more. washington doesn't know diddley squat about them, yet we invest in them to have total control and power over it. so waste and fraud, debt, american people scared to death of it. washington, no big deal. bernanke keeps printing. they keep buying stock and securities with it to show the economy is growing, everything is fine, and the next time there's a crisis, like 2008, they will go to the same rigamarole and give us 24 hours to fix it or the end of the world could happen. it's a rigged game. and it's designed to keep washington functioning as it is and keep washington big and to preve prevent -- look, in politics, when you control something, you don't want to share it or give it away. don't misunderstand me. this is all a political battle. i think it should take place in the arena of ideas, in arena
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politics. i'm not casting criminal motives on anybody. it's all political, but there's no pushback to it from the republican party side. that's my main objective so they must be complicit with some of it. >> coming up, rush limbaugh on the george zimmerman verdict and race relations in america, but first rush gets personal. you'll hear him talk about the radio, his job and his wife. things you've never heard from rush before. that's all next. rt all ju $14.99. me into red lobster, and sea od differently. right now, go to redlober.com for $10 off 2 select entrees. good monday through thsday. folks have suffered from frequent heartburn. but getting heartburn and then treating day after day is a thing of the past. block the acid with prilosec otc, and don't get heartburn in the first place. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. and you know what i walked out with? [ slurps ]
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what makes rush what makes rush limbaugh tick? in a rare one-on-one interview rush gets personal. why do you do your job? >> i love it. i'm doing what i was born to do. i love radio. radio is the single greatest opportunity i have to be who i am. there are no constraints. i don't -- i'm not trying to be what other people want me to be. i'm not afraid of what somebody
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might think what i do, and none of the normal constraints. it's just me. i have the total ability to do it the way i want to do it and to tell people what i think, and if it goes wrong the first time and come back the next hour and the next day and say, sorry folks, what i meant yesterday was. it's a never ending opportunity to get it right. it's a never ending opportunity to -- i mean, there's nothing in it for me to lie about anything. i'm not going to gain anything by lying about what i believe or lying about facts. you know, i really am trying to create the most informed educated group of participating citizens that i can. you asked me what's the purpose of the radio show, that would be it after the business aspect of it. from the consumer standpoint, growing informed, educated
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participating citizenry. that's why i think it's a great compliment that all the media people say i'm losing because obama has run two elections. i haven't run against him. i can't give away money like he does. i can't buy votes and yet they put me in that political arena to judge me which must mean that i'm a bigger threat to them than they want to admit. i find it all flattering because at the end of the day i'm just a guy on the radio. that's all i ever wanted to do. from age 8, was be on the radio. >> any downside to your job? >> well, downsides to everything. could you be specific? >> anything you hate about your job? >> no. >> any -- >> no, because i've gotten to the point now where i don't have to do anything i don't want to do. >> well, you have to show up every day. >> yeah, but i love that.
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>> you can't sleep in till like 3:00 in the afternoon if you ever wanted to. >> i can on saturday or sunday. >> right. so you come here every single day thinking i love this? >> yeah. the night before, life is show prep. i leave here at 3:00 every day and i go home and chill for two or three hours. by 6:00 or 7:00 i'm back at it. >> doesn't it drive your wife nuts? >> yeah, it does a little bit, but she's busy, too. she is -- we've got a bunch of joint projects going, and we've got our little two if by tea ice tea company. she's the ceo and runs that and that's expanding and going great guns. she ran the host committee operation for the nfl for super bowls, and she is just -- she's as busy as i am, if not -- my job is sedentary. a lot of what she does. she's on the go quite a bit.
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but we get our -- we get our time. weekends, vacations and so forth, but we both love what we do, and it isn't work. that's -- that's the key. i mean, if i don't want to meet with somebody, i don't have to now. things i don't like about it, i mean, there are things i get mad at every day, misunderstanding what a caller is saying or see a media report that is obviously filled with misperception and lies. everybody goes through that, but that's just -- that's not something i would say, yeah, i hate -- because it's part of it, and i've -- i've learned to -- i call it the mayor of realville. and i live in reality, and whatever happens it is, and you have to accept it and deal with it. it doesn't do you any good to wish it wasn't happening. me, my reality is i have the opportunity to change and correct my mistakes in public, whenever i want to.
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it's really -- i've got a microphone. you know how many people are frustrated that can't tell people what they really think, frustrated about the way the country is going? i get to do all that. at the end of the day i'm feeling 100% satisfied and fulfilled. >> random question. twitter, what do you think of it? >> i -- i think it's -- it's representative of the pop culture. a lot of people are on twitter because a lot of people are on twitter. it's one of these things where people follow other people to it. i don't do it much, and the reason i don't is because you can't get it back. once it's gone and maybe re-tweeted. i'm very careful, but in addition to that, i want -- one of the reasons i don't do shows like this, i want people to come to my radio show to find out what i think. i don't want to satisfy them on twitter. i don't want to satisfy them on
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facebook. we'll post some pictures and things now and then but they are appetite whetters, w-h-e-t-t-e-r-s. i want people coming to the radio show. i'm an old-fashioned radio guy, there are things you do to hold your audience, never satisfy them, make them wanting more. people get tired of you. impact of the internet on politics. >> impact of the internet on everything is profound. >> that's all? >> yeah. i mean, it's alloweddfor people to be anonymously involved in things which allows people to be more honest about what they really think. >> see, i think that allows people to do drive-by hits. i like better to know who is saying what. >> i'm not -- when i say
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profound. i'm not going to judge whether it's good or bad because it is. you can't put the genie back in the bottle. what the internet illustrates is how much real ignorance there is out there, that has to be dealt with, if you're in any way devoted to improving people's lives, the country and growing it. there's a lot of ignorance that's out there. it's on display. proudly -- people are proudly posting what they don't know, although they don't know that they don't know it. i'm not going to condemn it. that would be like condemning the beatles. i mean, it is what it is. and you have to when these things happen figure out a way to use them in ways that either make you happy for, you know, hobby purposes or enjoyment or maybe maximize them in a business way but it's there. greta i used to be able to prep my radio show, as recently as 1992, that would be four years into it, with three newspapers,
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maybe four, because nobody was reading even that many. three to four newspapers, i was more informed than anybody in my audience. i cannot singlehandedly acquire all of the information that is available now as i used to be able to do in prepping the show, so there are areas of the internet that i have staff go and get and send me what they find. it all goes to the printer behind me. at 11:00 i start going through it and putting together a radio show, but it's just massive, the competition and what i do has never been greater. there's never been more people doing what i do. there's never been more people wanting what i have. there have never been more people wishing that i wasn't doing what i'm doing. the competitive as pekts of this have never ever been greater, and one of the things i'm most proud of. i mentioned back 1988, i was it.
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my radio show was it. the only national media, and it was that way for seven or eight years, and then fox starts in 1997, and all these other conservative talk shows started, and none of it cannibalized me. we created a whole brand new media piece of the pie. we actually expanded the media pie. i have not lost audience as all these conservatives have started doing radio shows, internet exists, fox news. it's been fabulous. i think the existence of this fabulous right wing media is the reason why the mainstream media is now so openly partisan. they are openly trying to eliminate their opposition. they can't get away with the pretense of their objective and simply reporting it. the jig is up. everybody is reporting now what they have always been. they are partisan leftists trying to advance the agenda of the democratic party with rare exceptions. so it's out of the ballway, and
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live from america's newsheadquarters, the state department says it's extending the time frame for closing diplomatic facilities. 19 of the 22 on the original list will remain closed until the end of this week out of, quote, an abundance of caution following the latest specific terror threat. 22 embassies and consulates originally on the list from north africa to east asia were ordered closed today, sunday, august 4th. obama administration official confirming to fox news intelligence suggests al qaeda's affiliates in yemen have plans for something big and spectacular. a state department spokesperson saying the decision to keep the embassies and consulates closed
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at this point is not an indication of a new threat, diplomatic facilities in egypt, jordan, libya, saudi arabia and kuwait are among those that will remain shut down. we'll be monitoring the situation throughout the night. i'm harris faulkner. now back to "on the record. ". >> rush limbaugh going on the record about the acquittal of george zimmerman and race relations in america. you have something to say about the zimmerman verdict? >> well, i was shocked to tell you the truth. i was surprised by it. i thought the makeup of the jury and the condition of american pop culture and the fear of civil unrest would cause the jury to say, you know what? let's come up with some form of guilty and get out of here, and i was -- i was really proud.
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they looked at the evidence and they said this case has been overcharged and the prosecution didn't prove anything. the defense ended up proving it, so i was -- i was happy about it. but i was prepared for a -- a verdict that had nothing to do with the law simply because the forces, the persuasive forces out there had been trying to gin people up in the sheriff's office, running psas, saying please don't riot. like saying please don't think pink what. are you thinking? what are people who are subtly, and in a conscious way, encouraging civil unrest, and i thought the jury would be aware of that and not -- it's a small town. sanford is a small town. who wants to live in that kind of circumstance, and i thought they would say the simplest way to get rid of this. what's one guy, but they didn't. that was really i think uplifting. >> what do you think about
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o'reilly's statements on race? >> what are they. >> i guess you didn't hear it then? >> basically he said it's a much more involved discussion but he's talked about the terrible things going on in the inner city and families are deteriorating, basically the social issues. >> well, you know, i've had black people calling my radio show for 25 years who have said, and they profess to be conservative. they have said rush the problem is what the democrat party, what big government policies have done to the black family. they have destroyed t.70% witho. i think -- i've had people calling me for 25 years talking about this. i have responded and said it in my own way. i've gone so far as to say, i don't know what o'reilly said, but i think the policies of the democrat party have destroyed the black family. i've said this for how many years because i think it happens
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to be true, and it's not -- the republican party has nothing to do with this. the republican party has no power. they don't listen to it's the democrat party policy. the democrat party policy became the father. the democrat party became the husband with federal programs here, and that's why i've -- i've asked, you know, african-americans, you keep voting for 50 years for these people that are promisg you this panacea and nothing is changing, and they all say because the republicans are racists, and i know they don't like up. well, that's bogus. it's silly. the republicans are not racist. abraham lincoln was a republican. it's a -- it's an unfortunate thing. i think this is detroit, the black community, the democratic party is their savior, right? how is it working out for them? >> straight ahead, egypt, russia, what does the world really think of the united states? rush limbaugh tells you what he thinks next. ♪
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more with rush limbaugh. let me jump to international affairs. the middle east, our standing in the world. >> what? standing in the world? >> yeah, how we doing? >> who cares? >> do you care? >> well, to the extent that if there's any influence on world problems, i do care. >> with john kerry and hillary's influence? we're a joke. you go back to 2008 and the campaign and we're told that the world hated america. they hated bush. they hated us because of abu ghraib. they hated us because of guantanamo bay. they hated us for nis. they hated us because of republicans. they hated us because of bush.
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we need obama to make the world love us, and we need democrats and liberals, and people understand europeans. we've got all that, and we don't have any unflounce over what's happening in the world. >> but it's expensive. i mean, we spend a lot of money on it. >> well, yeah, we spend a lot of money on everything, but there's never an accounting for how much it works. look, i want to be careful about something because the people in the u.s. military and some people in the foreign service are really true patriots, and they really are trying to represent and maintain america's best interests in all of these places around the world. i don't want to appear to be casting aspersions. i just think that the short answer to your question is that contrary to what most low information voters in this country think, i don't think that the rest of the world is
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enamored of obama. if you read the foreign press you get the truth about the incompetence and the economic destruction. you read the british papers, british media, you get the truth reported about what's happening in this country. they are not part of the agenda, so, i mean, you look at egypt. i thought morsi was obama's guy. i thought the muslim brotherhood was that's who obama wanted. the egypt military said screw all of you and they kicked morsi out and took back control of the country for the better or worse. john kerry is in russia and putin is fishing. these people are -- i think they are clueless, and i don't think they have the slightest idea. they don't have a reverance for the country that you and i or at least your question indicates. to them america is the problem in the world. america is a superpower and makes the world out of balance.
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it was better when the soviet union was around. madeleine albright said this. the soviet union kept us in check, a competing superpower was able to help the united states be restrained. these people think, liberal american military's focus of ilimposing freedom on people, if believe and that the united states is destroying the planet with global warming, with our capitalism, with our wants and consumption of resources, and they are about cutting this country down to size. people like me think the united states is the solution to problems around the world, but when you've got people think that the united states is responsible for these problems, and on occasion have gotten close to apologizing, then i -- i just don't take seriously what they are doing. >> coming up, more with rush
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so i just love radio. that's what i was born to do, and i -- i just -- i love it. i don't know -- i can't imagine not doing it. >> and millions of listeners can't imagine radio without rush limbaugh either. we want to thank rush for take is us behind the scenes of his
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